Rock Stack Pondless Fountain

This fountain may look familiar to you if you were around when I first started my blog in 2013. It was one of my first few posts. What started this whole fascination with pondless fountains was my husband bringing home a large clay pot from a client’s house. I looked at it, thinking to myself, “Gee, this would look cool laying on it’s side, spilling out water.” And the rest is history.

After having him install that first fountain, we were addicted. When I started my garden design business, I was approached by a client wondering if I installed these type fountains. I said, “Heck yeah!” and showed her the clay fountain we had installed. She had found some copper pots and hoped my artist hubby could figure something out for her. He did and it is so unique. (check out the link above to see it).

Since then, he’s been putzing around with other designs. He likes the ‘rock-stacked’ look and this one was created. I love it! It was placed in the front of my house. When the windows are open, I can hear the splish-splash of the water. I like to sit in the window on weekends and see all the wildlife that visits it. Bees, wasps, birds of all sizes (saw my first flicker!!), squirrels, bunnies and chipmunks all take their turns enjoying the water.

I was so excited to reinstall it after having to temporarily remove it so I could redesign the front garden. After two long years, its back in operation at the Farrell house! Woo-Hoo!!

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I’m not the only one to see it back in operation!!

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

31 thoughts on “Rock Stack Pondless Fountain

    • My boys use the one out back to drink from.. even tho I DO NOT want them to! Who knows what those dirty birds do in the water! 💩
      I’d think these type of ‘pondless’ fountains would be OK for Easy… he can’t fall in 😉😉

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    • Thanks!
      These appease the masses for a few reasons:
      Safety – kids/pets can’t drown in them.
      Less maintenance – no leaves/junk to clean out of them.
      Less skeeters, as there is no seditary water for them to breed.
      Obviously, the birds give it 4 feathers up 😉

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